October 25, 2010
Agnes Moorehead - The Signal Man
A much revered tale by Charles Dickens has finally been given a new stance of a female visitor to the Signal Man. Always a special favourite as my husband is a real-life Signaller/Despatcher and although works one of the most state of the art signalboxes in London he has never used a flag to signal a train - but he has worked on night shifts in lonely Signalboxes and has known the eerieness that accompanies such duties so this story has special meaning - to find a version narrated by Agnes Moorehead one of the most skilled and talented actesses of all times is incredible and I would recommend it highly. A classical piece of literature perfected!